D’Angelico unveils new mid-priced Premier Bedford, EXL-1 electric guitars, new Sky Blue finish for Premier SS, DC, Mini DC models


The guitar industry’s release season is in full swing, and D’Angelico has joined the party by announcing new releases for 2022 and additions to its line of electric and acoustic guitars.

The news features the return of the popular Bedford and EXL-1 electric guitars to the company’s mid-priced Premier Series lineup, while elsewhere in the Premier Series some acoustic and electric have been updated with new finishing options.

Scroll down to find out more about what the legendary New York luthier has up his sleeve for 2022.

Premier Bedford

D'Angelico's Premier Bedford 2022

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For 2022, the Bedford offset returned to the Premier Series. The guitar is constructed with a mahogany (with Sky Blue finish) or basswood (with Black Flake and Oxblood finishes) body and a C-shaped maple scarf neck with an ovangkol fingerboard with 22 frets and inlays white mother-of-pearl blocks.

The Premier Bedford is powered by a pair of Seymour Duncan-designed P90s, controlled by individual volume and tone knobs and a three-way pickup switch.

Elsewhere, the guitar features a chrome Tune-O-Matic bridge with 6-point trem and a set of Grover Rotomatic tuners.

The D’Angelico Premier Bedford is available now — in Sky Blue, Oxblood, and Black Flake finishes — for $849.

First EXL-1

D'Angelico's first 2022 EXL-1

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The archtop EXL-1 also returns to the Premier Series for 2022. The guitar features a laminated spruce top and laminated flamed maple back and sides, shaped maple neck of C and a 22-fret ovangkol fingerboard with white mother-of-pearl block inlays.

Sonically, the guitar features a single Seymour Duncan-designed floating mini-humbucker, with a minimalistic control set consisting of a volume knob and a tone knob.

Also on board the EXL-1 is an ovangkol bridge with stepped tailpiece, as well as a set of Grover Rotomatic tuners.

The D’Angelico Premier EXL-1 is available now — in Satin Walnut and Satin Honey Blonde finishes — for $999.

Sky Blue Premier Mini DC, Premier DC, Premier SS

(left to right) D'Angelico 2022 Sky Blue Premier Mini DC, Premier DC and Premier SS

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Elsewhere in D’Angelico’s Premier series, a sleek new Sky Blue finish has been introduced on the Premier Mini DC, Premier DC and Premier SS models.

Otherwise, the guitar trio remains the same, with C-shaped maple necks featuring 22-fret ovangkol fingerboards and a pair of Seymour Duncan-designed humbuckers – controlled by two volume knobs and two tone knobs, and a three way rocker switch.

All three guitars feature chrome Tune-O-Matic bridges and Grover Rotomatic tuners.

The D’Angelico Premier Mini DC, Premier DC and Premier SS models are all available now – in Black Flake, Ocean Turquoise, Fiesta Red, Champagne and Sky Blue finishes – for $899.

Premier LS Acoustic – Satin Vintage Sunburst

A D'Angelico Premier LS acoustic in Satin Vintage Sunburst

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Finally, each of D’Angelico’s Premier LS acoustics – Tammany, Gramercy, Lexington, Bowery and Fulton – have been upgraded with a new Satin Vintage Sunburst finish.

For more information on these updates and the company’s entire line of guitars, stop by D’Angelico.


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